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Mark Steyn

Have Yourself an Undocumented Christmas

I'll be spending Black Friday on the air, guest-hosting for Rush on America's Number One radio show, live from 12 noon Eastern/9am Pacific. But I'd like to think that at least some of the folks trampling li'l ol' ladies into the dust at shopping malls up and down the land will be stampeding for my new book The [Un]documented Mark Steyn. The other day, Daniel Hannan, one of the few non-insane Members of the European Parliament, snagged himself the last one in a Florida bookstore: I spot one ...

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Request of the Week

Edelweiss

The SteynOnline Request of the Week was a regular midweek feature at this site for 11 years until the beginning of 2012, since when it's been on hiatus. However, we do still get requests. For example, Greg Toomey of Hamilton, Ontario: It's not strictly a Christmas song, but can you please repost your Song of the Week for "Edelweiss"? I'm not sure about bringing back our Request of the Week department as a weekly feature, but, having made it back from the hell of the DC courts to northern New ...

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High Notes and Low

I started the day with one of my favorite interviewers, John Oakley on Toronto's AM640. I don't think the audio's been posted by the station, but it was a wide-ranging discussion, and by "wide-ranging" I'm talking octaves: John began with a burst of my high falsetto from "All I Want For Christmas Is You". After that, we moved way down low to talk about Bill Cosby and Jian Ghomeshi, and then the looting in Ferguson, Missouri and elsewhere. On Ferguson, I reiterated my long-held belief that ...

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We the Peasants...

As Thanksgiving week begins, a couple of turkey nuggets... ~The President's drive-by amnesty for however many bazillion fine upstanding members of the Undocumented-American community is particularly revolting to those of us chumps who were suckered into going through what passes for the legal immigration process in this country. Over at Powerline, an immigration lawyer points out one of the consequences of Emperor Barack's proclamation: The proposed executive action on immigration (or whatever ...

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Mark's Mailbox

That Interstellar Feller

Thank you for another lively bunch of letters, and for your continued support, via our SteynOnline gift certificates and various seasonal specials from the Steyn store, for my pushback against the Big Climate enforcers. I'll be in court in Washington this week to hear Michael E Mann take on my co-defendants. I'll be there as an amicus curiae, notwithstanding that I don't feel that amicable toward a curia that, on a case full of out-of-town parties, schedules oral arguments for the Tuesday ...

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Steyn on the World

Elections Matter?

"Elections matter," declared President Obama in his 2012 victory speech. "Elections matter," he reiterated shortly before the 2014 midterms.

But it turns out they don't. Not to him...

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Mann vs Steyn

Football and Hockey

The Corner post that launched a lawsuit...

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Seasons of Steyn

A Thanksgiving Sampler

Happy Thanksgiving to all our American readers. Here are a few Thanksgiving thoughts from me over the years. First, from on the radio with Hugh Hewitt seven years ago: HUGH HEWITT: "Thanksgiving," you write, "excepting the premature and somewhat undernourished Canadian version, is unique to America." You write that Europeans really just don't get this. MARK STEYN: No, it's very strange that Europeans don't quite understand what the Thanksgiving holiday is all about. You know, holidays in ...

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Defend Free Speech!

Courts Can't Settle Science

After my own take on yesterday's court proceedings, here's a couple of other reports on the interminable case of Michael E Mann vs Free Speech. First, from The Washington Free Beacon's Elizabeth Harrington, who grabbed me after the hearing and found me in a chatty mood: "No real scientist asks a court to litigate his science," Steyn said. "Dr. [Frederick] Banting didn't, Madame Curie didn't, Einstein didn't, Sir Isaac Newton didn't. Real scientists do not look to the District of Columbia ...

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Defend Free Speech!

Where Steyn Goes, No Mann Goes

The most interesting thing about today's hearing at the DC Court of Appeals was that Michael E Mann was a no-show

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Defend Free Speech!

Mister Amicable

In the third year of Mann vs Steyn, Mark prepares for a day at the DC Court of Appeals

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Steyn's Song of the Week

Morning Train (Nine To Five)

I love the Great American Train Song. It's a genre that has the sweep and size of the nation:

And you pull the throttle, whistle blows
A-huffin' an' a-puffin' and away she goes...

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Mark at the Movies

Primary Colors

A limousine liberal's valentine to Bill Clinton

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